Melbourne Midsumma: queerest celebration of all things LGBTIQA+ this summer

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After the fucking nightmare we’ve endured over the past better part of two years, it’s time to party.

And where better to do it in the park, surrounded by friends, lovers, potential lovers, queens, queers and their friends?

It’s time for the annual Melbourne Midsumma Festival in Alexandra Gardens from 23 January to 13 February 2022. Midsumma Carnival welcomes-in the celebrations for a whole 11 hours, so slip, slop, slap and strap in.

In its 34th year, the Festival shines a spotlight on queer arts and cultural festivities, showcasing national and local
artists. An impressive 195 events over the 3-week Festival will span across 119 venues, with over 500 culture-makers
involved in events around metro Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Celebrating LGBTQIA+, diverse journeys, culture makers and communities, Midsumma?will present
161 open-access events made for, and by queer communities who live with shared experiences around diverse gender
and sexuality, as well as a specifically curated program, Midsumma Presents, which will show 34 events highlighting
the unsung heroines and unheard voices of queer intersectional communities of this time.

For more and to put together a plan, head to the Midsumma website

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